Tree up: check
Ornaments on the tree: check
Holiday cards sent: check (However, I do need to buy Canadian postage for 3 remaining cards.)
Presents made on Shutterfly: check
Ordering presents from Shutterfly: on hold for Cyber Monday deals
Wrapping presents: halfway there…..
Try to resist buying unnecessary “deals” during Cyber Monday…….
This month will be busy with work trips. I fly to Spokane, WA this week, which is a quick flight and I also have a Seattle clinic to visit. Yay for local sites! However, next week I go back to Fargo, ND where the temperatures at night are below zero!!! I hope my Chicago coats will be enough keep me warm! It will be nice to see more snow in the Midwest than here in Seattle. I will also visit a clinic in Tacoma, which should be fun. I’ll return to Spokane one more time before December 20th too!
Sometime this month, I’ll find time to blog more and wrap the remaining presents. I’m happy that I’ve planned ahead with all the Christmas gifts and I’ve already sent out my holiday cards.
I plan to practice yoga daily while at home and while traveling and/or go for a swim. (The large hotel pool is one of my favorite things about Fargo!)
I also plan to not go overboard with presents this year and try to only give meaningful and useful gifts.
Here’s to a healthy and happy end of 2013!
Is it too early to put up the Christmas tree? We, Fettbots, love Christmas, especially the cats. When Lyra was a kitten she would climb and nest in the tree. This is one of the main reasons we have a fake tree. This was the Christmas tree, last year in our Chicago apartment, and the following pictures are from in our old Seattle condo in 2010,
December 2009, also 2008 when we got Lily as a wedding present, and 2007 when Lyra first figured out how to climb.She also eats anything green, which is another main reason not to have a real tree.
I just finished our holiday cards and we’re thinking about putting up the Christmas tree later today. Here are some of the options for our cards: It’s a lazy Sunday at our house. I’m flying to Fargo, North Dakota tomorrow for work again and will be back in Seattle, late Thursday night. I can’t believe it’s less than two weeks until Thanksgiving and less than 6 weeks until Christmas! This year, my sister is hosting Thanksgiving. We’ll also stay in Seattle for Christmas with my family. We’re also thinking of going to Hawaii sometime in the New Year, perhaps for our birthdays!!
Here are some of my favorite photos from my sister-in-law’s wedding ceremony, November 2nd, at Hacienda del Lago, outside of Austin, Texas: Momo and M before the ceremony, Mr. F and his sister, the bride, and my in-laws. It was a gorgeous day with temperatures in the high 70s and lots of sunshine. The trees were amazing and it was surprisngly green for Texas. Mr F and I were both in the large American/Danish bridal party. Those boys looked pretty sharp. The groom’s younger sister was such a good sport when M suggested “thriller” as a pose! Mr. F and I love taking pictures, (or at least, I do!), can you tell? The bride’s bouquet was spectacular. The ceremony was in English and in Danish. Mr. F’s cool cousins are some of my favorite people! The American/Czech/Danish family unintentionally coordinated well and we even matched the origami cranes behind us!
This weekend, my parents, Mr. F and I took a ferry to Bainbridge Island for our family friend’s birthday in Poulsbo. We had fun taking photos on the ferry, even if it was chilly and quite windy. I always love the city skyline on a clear day, especially when the mountains are gloriously out. The Olympics were quite prominent as we docked on Bainbridge Island. We then drove across the island and the Agate Passage to Poulsbo. Our family friends have owned Thats-a-Some-Italian for nearly as long as I’ve been alive and I remember visiting this restaurant a lot growing up. It felt like coming home. We celebrated Marti’s birthday with several different pizzas, charcuterie, cupcakes and ice cream! Marti’s grand-daughter, Angie, stole the show with her pink outfit and energy. Angie’s favorite game was showing everyone the hole in the wine barrel, even Mr. F played along. It was wonderful to see family friends. Also, I have a thing for ferry boats. (Yes, that is a Dr. McDreamy quote from Grey’s Anatomy!)
“Teardrop windows crying in the sky’ ‘Built in boast, as the tallest on the coast
He was once the city’s only toast
In old post cards, was positioned as the star, he was looked up to with fond regard
But in 1962 the Needle made it’s big debut” Ben Gibbard